As I Open My Eyes

À peine j'ouvre les yeux

102 mins
7.2 / 10 (206)


Set on the eve of the Tunisia’s Jasmine Revolution, the first feature from director Leyla Bouzid follows an up-and-coming underground band as they are pulled in all directions by creative energy, authoritarian oppression, and rebellion.

MUBI's take

Set immediately prior to the 2010 Tunisian Revolution, Leyla Bouzid’s accomplished debut channels the thrilling tenacity of its young heroine to dramatize the social tensions that would inaugurate the Arab Spring. A festival hit, As I Open My Eyes is a coming-of-age film like few others.